1996 in music

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  • 1999
  • This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1996.

    Specific locations

    Specific genres

    Events

    January

    • January 8 – Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill Madonna.[1]
    • January 16
      • At the trial of two American teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, for the murder of Bassett's parents and young brother, defense lawyers attempt to lay the blame for the murders on the fact the pair had been listening to "Israel's Son" by Silverchair prior to the crimes, which are dubbed the "Israel's Son Murders". Murmur Records released an official response, stating that Silverchair do not condone violence of any kind and that the song "seeks to criticize violence and war by portraying them in all their horror."[2]
      • Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, Hemisphere Dancer, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono and Island Records executive, Chris Blackwell, are also on the plane; no-one is injured.[3]
    • January 18Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.[4]
    • January 25Madonna receives death threats from Argentine Peronists who are enraged and insulted that she is playing Eva Peron in Evita.[5] After she arrives in Argentina, over 50 walls throughout the city have been spray-painted with the words: ¡Viva Evita! ¡Fuera Madonna! (Long Live Evita! Get Out, Madonna!).[6]
    • January 26 – The controversial musical Rent is given its first public performance at the New York Theatre Workshop, a day after the death of its creator, Jonathan Larson.[7]
    • January 28Chris Isaak makes a guest appearance on the television show Friends.[8]
    • January 29
      • La Fenice opera house in Venice, Italy, is destroyed by fire.[9]
      • Kiss reveals that they have reunited with original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, with a surprise appearance on the American Music Awards. The band took to the podium in full makeup and costume for the first time since 1983.[10]
      • Garth Brooks refuses to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist, briefly explaining his belief that all music is "made up of a lot of people".[11]

    February

    March

    April

    May

    • May 8
      • The Galway Early Music Festival is launched in Ireland.
      • In Los Angeles, a judge rules against Tommy Lee and wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, in their attempt to keep Penthouse from publishing still photos taken from an X-rated home movie that was stolen from their home.
    • May 11 – A 17-year-old fan is crushed in the festival seating section at a concert by The Smashing Pumpkins in Dublin, Ireland, despite the presence of 110 security guards and repeated admonishments from the band telling the crowd to stop surging towards the stage. The fan dies of her injuries the next day and the band cancels that night's show in Belfast as a result.[21]
    • May 25Sublime lead singer Bradley Nowell dies of a heroin overdose.
    • May 30Depeche Mode leader Dave Gahan is arrested upon his release from hospital, having overdosed on a heroin and cocaine 'speedball' in a Los Angeles hotel room and been pronounced clinically dead for two minutes in an ambulance. Gahan is ordered by the court to complete a nine-month rehabilitation.

    June

    July

    August

    September

    October

    November

    December

    Also in 1996

    Bands formed

    Bands disbanded

    Bands reunited

    Albums released

    January – March

    Date Album Artist Notes
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    1 Cut in Half and Also Double Emily Haines -
    Inquilaab Junoon -
    9 Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp Kid Rock -
    Right in the Middle of It Chely Wright -
    Victor Alex Lifeson -
    Young, Rich & Dangerous Kris Kross -
    12 Music of My Life Jo Stafford -
    15 Loops of Fury Chemical Brothers EP
    Predator Accept -
    16 Viva! La Woman Cibo Matto -
    Words Tony Rich -
    18 Rising Yoko Ono -
    22 Boys for Pele Tori Amos -
    The Cult of Ray Frank Black -
    23 10 Speed Mystery Machine -
    Helter Skelter The D.O.C. -
    The Trouble with the Truth Patty Loveless -
    Wither Blister Burn & Peel Stabbing Westward -
    25 Hey Man Mr. Big -
    Stormblåst Dimmu Borgir -
    26 Maniacal Laughter The Bouncing Souls -
    29 Advance LFO [29]
    30 Beautiful Girls Various Artists Soundtrack
    Diatribes Napalm Death -
    Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Various Artists Soundtrack
    Filth Pig Ministry -
    Millions Now Living Will Never Die Tortoise -
    Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton Eazy-E -
    Total Total -
    31 Heavy Petting Zoo NOFX -
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    5 Don't Stop Status Quo -
    6 Kids on the Street Cherry Poppin' Daddies -
    Sackcloth 'n' Ashes 16 Horsepower -
    Tennessee Moon Neil Diamond -
    13 All Eyez on Me 2Pac 2x CD
    Congratulations I'm Sorry Gin Blossoms -
    Looking East Jackson Browne -
    The Score The Fugees -
    17 Purpendicular Deep Purple Europe
    19 Skunkworks Bruce Dickinson -
    20 Affliction Econoline Crush -
    Bloom Audio Adrenaline -
    Come Find Yourself Fun Lovin' Criminals Debut
    Firewater Silkworm -
    The Jester Race In Flames -
    Murder Ballads Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
    Pies Descalzos Shakira -
    Roots Sepultura -
    Set the Twilight Reeling Lou Reed -
    Take Me to Your Leader Newsboys -
    23 Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute to D Boon and the Minutemen Various Artists Tribute to Minutemen
    27 Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy The Refreshments -
    Goldfinger Goldfinger -
    The Gray Race Bad Religion -
    High on the Hog The Band -
    Lay It Down Cowboy Junkies -
    Peach Fuzz Enuff Z'Nuff US
    Pogue Mahone The Pogues -
    The Process Skinny Puppy -
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    1 Milk & Kisses Cocteau Twins -
    4 After Murder Park The Auteurs -
    Myra Lee Cat Power -
    5 Gravity Kills Gravity Kills -
    House of GVSB Girls Against Boys -
    I Feel Alright Steve Earle -
    Naughty Little Doggie Iggy Pop -
    Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip Various Artists Red Hot AIDS benefit
    The Time of the Oath Helloween -
    11 Beat the Bastards The Exploited -
    Refresh the Demon Annihilator -
    12 Bad Hair Day "Weird Al" Yankovic -
    Black Love The Afghan Whigs -
    Falling into You Celine Dion US
    Gato Negro 7 Year Bitch -
    Kiss Unplugged Kiss Live
    Mercury Falling Sting -
    Roots Sepultura -
    17 MMMBop Hanson -
    18 Another Way to Shine Spiritual Beggars -
    The Beatles Anthology, Volume 2 The Beatles Compilation
    Karate Karate -
    19 Born on a Pirate Ship Barenaked Ladies -
    The Burdens of Being Upright Tracy Bonham Debut
    Colossal Head Los Lobos -
    Girl 6 Prince Soundtrack
    No. 2 Live Dinner Robert Earl Keen Live
    Off Parole Rappin' 4-Tay -
    The Resurrection Geto Boys -
    Second Toughest in the Infants Underworld -
    Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by the X-Files Various Artists Soundtrack to The X-Files TV series
    25 Call the Doctor Sleater-Kinney -
    Made Again Marillion 2x CD; Live
    Now That's What I Call Music! 33 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
    26 40 More Reasons to Hate Us Anal Cunt -
    The Coming Busta Rhymes Solo Debut
    Free Spirit Bonnie Tyler -
    Golden Heart Mark Knopfler -
    On Avery Island Neutral Milk Hotel -
    Regretfully Yours Superdrag -
    Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop Stone Temple Pilots -
    Under the Bushes Under the Stars Guided by Voices -
    Villains The Verve Pipe -
    ? Hesher Nickelback EP
    Hits Mike + The Mechanics Compilation

    April – June

    Date Album Artist Notes
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    1 A Maximum High Shed Seven UK
    Milk & Kisses Cocteau Twins UK
    2 Count the Days Citizen King EP
    The In Sound from Way Out! Beastie Boys -
    Crimson Edge of Sanity -
    The Golden Age Cracker -
    Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite Maxwell Debut
    Oz Factor Unwritten Law -
    10 Song Demo Rosanne Cash -
    5 Reject All American Bikini Kill -
    8 Moseley Shoals Ocean Colour Scene -
    Repetition Unwound -
    9 Death Threatz MC Eiht -
    Emperor Tomato Ketchup Stereolab -
    Here to Save You All Chino XL -
    Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks Various Artists Tribute
    The Villain in Black MC Ren -
    16 As Good as Dead Local H -
    Blow It Out Your Ass It's Veruca Salt Veruca Salt EP
    Blue Moon Toby Keith -
    Borderline Brooks & Dunn -
    Evil Empire Rage Against the Machine Sophomore
    Farewell Oingo Boingo -
    Ice Cream Man Master P -
    Make Your Mama Proud Fastball -
    Sell, Sell, Sell David Gray -
    Shot The Jesus Lizard -
    This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Modest Mouse Debut
    You? Me? Us? Richard Thompson -
    18 Destroy All Monsters/Live in Japan Raven Live
    The Forgotten Tales Blind Guardian Compilation
    22 Episode Stratovarius -
    Wildest Dreams Tina Turner -
    23 Through Silver in Blood Neurosis -
    Blue Clear Sky George Strait -
    Fairweather Johnson Hootie & the Blowfish -
    Guitar Slinger The Brian Setzer Orchestra -
    Less Talk, More Rock Propagandhi -
    New Beginning SWV -
    29 Arise Therefore Palace -
    Nearly God Tricky -
    To the Faithful Departed The Cranberries -
    30 Crash Dave Matthews Band -
    ? Drunk on the Moon No Knife -
    Eventually Paul Westerberg -
    Tin Cans with Strings to You Far -
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    1 Ass Cobra Turbonegro -
    Curb Nickelback -
    6 1977 Ash -
    Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys debut; Europe only
    Dr. Octagonecologyst Kool Keith -
    Electriclarryland Butthole Surfers -
    The It Girl Sleeper -
    7 Imperial Drag Imperial Drag -
    Infotainment? Pitchshifter -
    Now in a Minute Donna Lewis Debut
    Teri Yakimoto Guttermouth -
    Trouble at the Henhouse The Tragically Hip -
    Twister: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
    13 Slang Def Leppard -
    14 All This Useless Beauty Elvis Costello & The Attractions -
    Elegy Amorphis -
    Long Line Peter Wolf -
    Looking in the Shadows The Raincoats -
    Now & Forever Color Me Badd -
    Milk and Scissors The Handsome Family -
    Older George Michael -
    Today's Specials The Specials Covers album
    Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection The Specials Compilation
    You've Got to Believe in Something Spin Doctors -
    20 The Beautiful Game Various artists -
    Ear Candy King's X -
    Everything Must Go Manic Street Preachers -
    Fuzzy Logic Super Furry Animals Debut
    Love in Space Hawkwind Live
    21 Bringing Down the Horse The Wallflowers -
    Chim Chim's Badass Revenge Fishbone -
    Destruction by Definition The Suicide Machines Debut
    Dilate Ani DiFranco -
    Down on the Upside Soundgarden -
    Gettin' It Too $hort -
    Let It Rock Great White -
    Morningrise Opeth -
    Perspective Jason Becker -
    Pure Instinct Scorpions -
    Rubbing Doesn't Help Magnapop -
    Vile Cannibal Corpse -
    Walking Wounded Everything but the Girl -
    Wild Mood Swings The Cure -
    22 The Great Southern Trendkill Pantera -
    Live at the Budokan Blur Live album
    25 Roomic Cube Takako Minekawa -
    28 Good God's Urge Porno for Pyros -
    Take It From The Man! The Brian Jonestown Massacre -
    Undisputed Attitude Slayer -
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    1 Oh Lord! When? How? The Hives Debut EP
    Supershitty to the Max! The Hellacopters Debut
    Load Metallica -
    3 Romeo's Heart John Farnham -
    4 Banana Wind Jimmy Buffett -
    Copperopolis Grant Lee Buffalo -
    Delinquent Habits Delinquent Habits Debut
    Destiny Gloria Estefan US
    Dimestore Hoods Dimestore Hoods US
    18 til I Die Bryan Adams -
    Future Rhythm Digital Underground -
    Hot Squirrel Nut Zippers -
    Ice-T VI: Return of the Real Ice-T -
    Legal Drug Money Lost Boyz Debut
    Me and You Kenny Chesney -
    My Heart Donell Jones -
    Revival Core US
    Spirit Willie Nelson -
    6 Tigermilk Belle & Sebastian -
    7 Dreamland Robert Miles -
    10 The Light User Syndrome The Fall -
    Swansong Carcass -
    Peace at Last The Blue Nile -
    11 T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars -
    12 One Chord to Another Sloan Canada
    17 Macarena Non Stop Los del Río -
    Upgrade & Afterlife Gastr del Sol -
    Nocturnal Heltah Skeltah -
    Don Solaris 808 State -
    18 Arena Asia -
    Book of Shadows Zakk Wylde -
    Gone Again Patti Smith -
    High/Low Nada Surf -
    Just Like You Keb' Mo' -
    Live from Neon Park Little Feat Live
    Odelay Beck -
    The Patti Smith Masters Patti Smith Box set
    The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett -
    Rocket Primitive Radio Gods -
    Secrets Toni Braxton -
    Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request The Brian Jonestown Massacre -
    Very Proud of Ya AFI -
    25 America Is Dying Slowly Various Artists Red Hot AIDS benefit
    Braver New World Jimmie Dale Gilmore -
    Dust Screaming Trees -
    Get On Up and Dance Quad City DJ's -
    H2O H2O Debut
    Peace Beyond Passion Me'shell Ndegeocello -
    Ranetoe Serdce (Broken Heart) Lyapis Trubetskoy -
    Reasonable Doubt Jay-Z Debut
    Back To The World Tevin Campbell -
    Xtort KMFDM -
    You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! Kiss Live

    July – September

    Date Album Artist Notes
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    2 Broken Arrow Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    The Final Tic Crucial Conflict
    It Was Written Nas
    It's Martini Time The Reverend Horton Heat
    Jawbox Jawbox
    Live from the Fall Blues Traveler Live
    Stakes Is High De La Soul -
    Wax Ecstatic Sponge
    3 None So Vile Cryptopsy
    8 Today Is Another Day Zard
    9 Building the Bridge REO Speedwagon
    Blue LeAnn Rimes
    Chaos and Disorder Prince -
    Irresistible Bliss Soul Coughing
    Scenery and Fish I Mother Earth
    16 Lemon Parade Tonic
    No Lunch D Generation
    Outpost The Samples
    12 Golden Country Greats Ween
    22 Technicolour Disco Inferno
    23 Demo Evergreen Terrace 1996 Evergreen Terrace EP
    The Dark Saga Iced Earth
    Miracle of Science Marshall Crenshaw
    Songs for a Blue Guitar Red House Painters
    Static Prevails Jimmy Eat World
    Three Snakes and One Charm The Black Crowes
    Tidal Fiona Apple
    24 Shape Frente!
    26 The Return of the Aquabats The Aquabats
    29 Drum 'n' Bass for Papa Plug
    Irreligious Moonspell
    A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular Hooverphonic Belgium
    The Crow: City of Angels Various Artists Soundtrack
    30 Beats, Rhymes and Life A Tribe Called Quest
    Mista Mista
    Sublime Sublime
    Unplugged Alice in Chains Live
    ? Rockin' down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert The Doobie Brothers Live
    This World This World
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    6 Anne Murray Anne Murray
    Interstate 8 Modest Mouse EP
    Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle Olivia Tremor Control
    Oedipus Schmoedipus Barry Adamson
    Shake a Lil' Somethin' 2 Live Crew
    Songs and Music from "She's the One" Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Soundtrack
    Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation Various Artists Vic Chestnutt benefit album
    9 Theli Therion
    12 First Band on the Moon The Cardigans
    Now That's What I Call Music! 34 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
    13 Beautiful Freak Eels
    Unreleased and Revamped Cypress Hill -
    The Curtain Hits the Cast Low
    Fantastic Planet Failure
    Friction, Baby Better Than Ezra
    Full Circle Randy Travis
    Put it in Your Mouth Akinyele EP
    Turn the Radio Off Reel Big Fish
    15 Supersexy Swingin' Sounds White Zombie Remix
    18 Acrobatic Tenement At the Drive-In
    19 Becoming X Sneaker Pimps
    20 Cowboy Songs Riders in the Sky
    Die for the Government Anti-Flag -
    Nada Es Igual Luis Miguel
    October Rust Type O Negative
    Paradise in Me K's Choice
    Harmacy Sebadoh
    26 Snap! Attack: The Best of Snap! Snap!
    Awaken The Blood Divine
    The Half Tail Wolfstone
    Voyager Mike Oldfield
    27 ATLiens OutKast
    Bad As I Wanna B MC Lyte
    Don't Back Down The Queers
    Gabrielle Gabrielle
    The Latch-Key Child A+
    No Code Pearl Jam
    One in a Million Aaliyah
    Rent: Original Broadway Cast Recording Broadway cast of Rent
    The Restless Kind Travis Tritt
    A Small Circle of Friends: Germs Various Artists Germs tribute
    Veiled Leah Andreone
    28 Written in the Sand Michael Schenker Group
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    2 Bilingual Pet Shop Boys UK
    Coming Up Suede
    Double Allergic Powderfinger
    Man Neneh Cherry
    3 Did I Shave My Legs for This? Deana Carter US
    Jennifer Love Hewitt Jennifer Love Hewitt
    9 C'mon Kids The Boo Radleys
    Excerpts from a Love Circus Lisa Germano
    face to face Face to Face
    Like Cats and Dogs Catherine Wheel Compilation
    Travelling Without Moving Jamiroquai UK
    10 The Doctor Came at Dawn Smog
    High School High soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
    Home Again New Edition
    Mr. Happy Go Lucky John Mellencamp
    New Adventures in Hi-Fi R.E.M. US
    Nine Objects of Desire Suzanne Vega
    Test for Echo Rush
    What Would the Community Think Cat Power
    William Bloke Billy Bragg
    13 Dynamite Stina Nordenstam
    14 In a Bar, Under the Sea dEUS
    16 K Kula Shaker UK
    Spiders Space
    17 Fashion Nugget Cake
    Fire Garden Steve Vai
    Rhythmeen ZZ Top
    Six Whodini
    White Light, White Heat, White Trash Social Distortion
    23 Angry Machines Dio Europe
    Animal Rights Moby
    Better Living Through Chemistry Fatboy Slim
    Dance Hall at Louse Point PJ Harvey and John Parish
    Louder Than Hell Manowar Europe
    24 Best of the Beast Iron Maiden Compilation
    Illadelph Halflife The Roots
    Pinkerton Weezer
    Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow
    Susanna Hoffs Susanna Hoffs
    Signify Porcupine Tree
    That Thing You Do! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
    Walking on Locusts John Cale
    Who Can You Trust? Morcheeba
    27 How Bizarre OMC
    Northern Exposure Sasha and Digweed DJ mix
    112 112
    30 First Grand Constitution and Bylaws Secret Chiefs 3

    October – December

    Date Album Artist Notes
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    1 Ænima Tool
    At the Speed of Life Xzibit
    Belly to Belly Warrant
    Black Dots Bad Brains
    A Few Small Repairs Shawn Colvin
    From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah Nirvana Live Compilation
    Fountains of Wayne Fountains of Wayne
    Greatest Hits Thompson Twins Compilation
    The Moment Kenny G
    The Natural Bridge Silver Jews
    Soul on Ice Ras Kass
    This Is the Time Michael Bolton Christmas Album
    Yourself or Someone Like You Matchbox 20
    2 Black Earth Arch Enemy -
    A Worm's Life Crash Test Dummies -
    3 Plays Metallica by Four Cellos Apocalyptica Covers
    5 Republica Republica
    8 Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson
    Baja Sessions Chris Isaak
    Brown P.O.D. -
    Christmas Island Jimmy Buffett Christmas
    East Side Militia Chemlab
    Factory Showroom They Might Be Giants
    Ginuwine...the Bachelor Ginuwine
    No Doubt 702
    No Talking, Just Head The Heads Members of Talking Heads
    Satan Is Real Again, or Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts Country Teasers
    Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Mose Allison and Ben Sidran
    11 The Starres Are Marching Sadly Home (Theinmostlightthirdandfinal) Current 93 EP
    14 Sutras Donovan
    15 Breathe Midnight Oil
    Car Button Cloth The Lemonheads
    Genius of America The Tubes
    Justus The Monkees
    Kind Hearted Woman Michelle Shocked
    Life Is Peachy Korn
    No Doy Moe
    Overnight Sensation Motörhead
    Recovering the Satellites Counting Crows
    Red Hot + Rio Various Artists Red Hot Organization AIDS benefit
    Stories Told & Untold Bad Company
    This Fire Paula Cole
    Billy Breathes Phish -
    22 Autobiography of Mistachuck Chuck D
    Best Of – Volume I Van Halen Compilation +2 new tracks
    Bow Down Westside Connection
    Time Will Reveal Above the Law
    Dance into the Light Phil Collins
    Get Off the Cross, We Need the Wood for the Fire Firewater Debut
    Motel California Ugly Kid Joe
    Public Cowboy #1: The Music of Gene Autry Riders in the Sky
    Soundtracks for the Blind Swans
    Trial by Fire Journey
    Truth Crushed to Earth Shall Rise Again House of Pain
    12 Soulful Nights of Christmas Jermaine Dupri Christmas
    23 Actual Fantasy Ayreon
    Wiseblood Corrosion of Conformity
    25 Evita Madonna Soundtrack
    Thank God for Mental Illness The Brian Jonestown Massacre
    28 The Beatles Anthology, Volume 3 The Beatles Compilation; UK
    A Different Beat Boyzone -
    Keys to Ascension Yes Studio + Live
    29 American Hardcore L.A. Guns -
    Among My Swan Mazzy Star -
    Being There Wilco Double album
    Danzig 5: Blackacidevil Danzig
    Fever In Fever Out Luscious Jackson
    Ironman Ghostface Killah
    Da Storm O.G.C. -
    Archaeology The Rutles
    Skillet Skillet
    31 Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat. Slipknot
    Back in the Shootin' Match Ace Troubleshooter -
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    1 Around the World Hit Singles: The Journey So Far East 17 Compilation
    4 Richard D. James Album Aphex Twin [30]
    Spice Spice Girls UK
    5 Beavis and Butt-head Do America: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
    The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory 2Pac
    Just the Same Terri Clark
    Take You There k-os
    Tierna La Noche Fey
    II The Presidents of the United States of America
    Unchained Johnny Cash
    Unknown Country The Clean
    9 Further Along The Dubliners
    11 Pre-Millennium Tension Tricky
    12 About to Choke Vic Chesnutt
    Epiphany: The Best of Chaka Khan, Vol. 1 Chaka Khan Compilation
    Hard Core Lil' Kim Debut
    Infinite Eminem Debut
    Losing Streak Less Than Jake
    Nico Blind Melon
    Space Jam: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
    Tha Doggfather Snoop Doggy Dogg
    18 If You're Feeling Sinister Belle & Sebastian
    Now That's What I Call Music! 35 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
    19 Blood Brothers Bruce Springsteen EP
    Dusk and Her Embrace Cradle of Filth
    Emancipation Prince 3xCD
    Endtroducing..... DJ Shadow
    Hell on Earth Mobb Deep
    House of Music Tony! Toni! Tone!
    Ill Na Na Foxy Brown
    Life in General MxPx
    Razorblade Suitcase Bush
    Summer of '78 Barry Manilow
    22 Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! Enigma
    Remember Rusted Root
    25 Enter Suicidal Angels Dark Tranquillity
    Someday Maybe The Clarks
    Telegram Björk UK; Remix
    26 The Aeroplane Flies High The Smashing Pumpkins Box Set
    Broken China Richard Wright UK
    Enigma Keith Murray -
    Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996 Poison Compilation
    The Preacher's Wife: Original Soundtrack Album Whitney Houston Soundtrack
    29 Switchstance Quarashi EP
    Tormented Staind
    ? Brave Murder Day Katatonia -
    Live Around the World Meat Loaf Live
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    2 Telling Everybody Human Nature -
    3 Nerf Herder Nerf Herder
    One Fierce Beer Coaster The Bloodhound Gang
    Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2 Various Artists Compilation
    5 Christmas on Death Row Various Artists Christmas
    10 Five Smokin' Tracks from Lit Lit EP
    Lama Rabi Rabi Ghost
    Muddy Waters Redman
    This Is Teen-C Power! Bis EP
    16 Machines Against the Rage TISM Live

    Release date unknown

    Biggest hit singles

    The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1996.

    # Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
    1 Los Del Rio "Macarena" 1996 Spain US BB 1 of 1996, Netherlands 1 – Aug 1993, Austria 1 – Feb 1996, Switzerland 1 – Mar 1996, Germany 1 – Apr 1996, Australia 1 for 9 weeks Nov 1996, UK 2 – Jul 1996, US BB 2 of 1996, Norway 2 – Jun 1996, Australia 2 of 1996, POP 2 of 1996, Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1993, Sweden 8 – Jun 1996, Germany 26 of the 1990s, Party 102 of 2007
    2 Spice Girls "Wannabe" 1996 United Kingdom UK 1 – Jul 1996, US BB 1 of 1997, Netherlands 1 – Aug 1996, Sweden 1 – Aug 1996, Switzerland 1 – Aug 1996, Norway 1 – Aug 1996, Germany 1 – Aug 1996, Éire 1 – Aug 1996, New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Nov 1996, Australia 1 for 11 weeks Jan 1997, US BB 3 of 1997, POP 3 of 1997, Austria 4 – Aug 1996, Australia 5 of 1996, Poland 22 – Aug 1996, Italy 31 of 1996, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1996, Scrobulate 59 of pop, RYM 94 of 1996, Germany 170 of the 1990s, OzNet 963, Acclaimed 1504
    3 Celine Dion "Because You Loved Me" 1996 Canada US Billboard 1 – Mar 1996 (33 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 1 – Mar 1996 (19 weeks), Australia 1 of 1996, Australia 1 for 3 weeks – Aug 1996, ASCAP song of 1996, Oscar in 1996 (film 'Up Close & Personal') (Nominated), Grammy in 1996 (Nominated), Golden Globe in 1996 (film 'Up Close & Personal') (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1996), US BB 3 of 1996, Switzerland 3 – Jun 1996 (32 weeks), ARC 4 of 1996 (peak 1 22 weeks), Holland 4 – May 1996 (15 weeks), Poland 4 – May 1996 (20 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1996), POP 4 of 1996, UK 5 – Jun 1996 (16 weeks), Belgium 5 – Jun 1996 (16 weeks), US Radio 9 of 1996 (peak 1 21 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 11 of 1996 (peak 2 22 weeks), Sweden 12 – Aug 1996 (4 weeks), Germany 13 – Oct 1996 (3 months), Brazil 19 of 1996, Switzerland 20 of 1996, Austria 23 – Jun 1996 (3 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1996), Party 134 of 1999
    4 Oasis "Wonderwall" 1996 United Kingdom New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Mar 1996, Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1996, UK 2 – Nov 1995, Scrobulate 2 of rock, Sweden 4 – Nov 1995, RYM 4 of 1995, Norway 5 – Dec 1995, US BB 8 of 1996, Netherlands 9 – Dec 1995, Australia 10 of 1996, Austria 12 – Mar 1996, Poland 15 – Jan 1996, US BB 16 of 1996, Switzerland 17 – Feb 1996, POP 20 of 1996, Virgin 22, Germany 24 – Feb 1996, Europe 70 of the 1990s, Acclaimed 123, Belgium 146 of all time, WXPN 856
    5 Robert Miles "Children" 1996 Italy Sweden 1 – Mar 1996, Austria 1 – Apr 1996, Switzerland 1 – Jan 1996, Norway 1 – Apr 1996, Germany 1 – Feb 1996, UK 2 – Feb 1996, France 2 – Feb 1996, Netherlands 3 – Feb 1996, Italy 3 of 1996, US BB 21 of 1996, Australia 26 of 1996, Germany 32 of the 1990s, Scrobulate 71 of house, RYM 159 of 1996, OzNet 336

    Top hits on record

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    Jazz

    Musical theater

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    Awards

    Glenn Gould Prize

    Charts

    See also

    References

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